Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan

Vice President of Social Impact,

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable, a platform that foundations, governments, nonprofits, and other changemakers use to launch, manage, and measure impactful granting programs. Inspired by the amazing work performed by grantmakers of all stripes, at Submittable, Sam strives to help them achieve their missions through better, more effective software. Sam has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and head of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social impact technology, strategy, and innovation. Sam recently published a series of whitepapers with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

Grants Track Session #3
How A GMS Can Facilitate An Expedited Grants Process
Sam Caplan and Natalya DeRobertis-Theye, Submittable >>

Grantmaking has just experienced the most disruptive period of change in the last 50 years. 2020 was tumultuous and transformative, and for grantmakers and nonprofits alike, it served as a catalyst for change. Long-held practices were challenged and reinvented. Organizations scrambled to work remotely, distribute funds digitally, and rapidly create new grant programs. Software was […]

Grants Track